| Dec 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
A popular pain therapy using a portable device called TENS -- transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation -- should not be used to treat chronic low-back pain, according to guidelines published online today in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Areas of the country with the highest number of MRIs have the highest incidence of surgery for lower-back pain, despite the lack of evidence showing that the surgeries are beneficial, Stanford researchers reported today in the journal Health Affairs....
| Jan 18, 2009
On Tuesday, millions in Washington, D.C., and billions around the world will watch as Barack Obama takes the oath of office as president of the United States. In 1961 on the same date -- Jan. 20 -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy took the same oath.
| Jun 30, 2008
The product: The human spine is an amazing piece of equipment: On request, it can sway gracefully or withstand thousands of pounds of force. But that versatility comes with a price. At some point, just about everyone suffers significant back pain, and...
| Dec 31, 2007
If you suffer from low-back pain, the most important thing you can do is consistently perform a safe and effective exercise to strengthen the muscles supporting that area.
-- Karen Voight
Step 1 Begin on all fours, with your hands directly below your...
| Nov 9, 2009
Leon Wittman tweaked his shoulder in 1994 while attempting to keep his basement from flooding during a thunderstorm by scooping water out of a window well with a bucket.
His left arm began to ache. He realized about a year later that he rarely used it...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 2:59 PM
*This piece originally ran on A1 on Tuesday, October 21, 2008*
Jennifer and Greg Danylyshyn of Pasadena are conscientious parents. They keep proper car seats in their used BMW, organic vegetables in the family diet and the pediatrician's number by the...
| Jun 7, 2009
Except for some false starts, I stayed clear of yoga for years. Around 2001, my then-husband renewed his interest in it and began going daily. To do this meant he was away for the morning and then spent a few more hours looking exhausted.